The number one lock gate of the Durgapur Barrage in the West Bardhaman district of West Bengal suffered heavy damage and has become nonfunctional thereby failing to check the flow of water. Lack of maintenance and repairs is to blame for this state locals. At around 5 am employees who man the lock gates noticed that the metal lock gate was bent and that water was flowing out unchecked. Immediately the authorities were sounded off. Water from the barrage is supplied for drinking purpose as well as to the various industries in Durgapur.